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Senate unlikely to block arms sale to Israel amid Gaza conflict

The Biden administration aims to provide Israel with additional bomb guidance systems.
Israel's Iron Dome aerial defense system is launched to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip, above the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on May 17, 2021.

Lawmakers in the US Senate are unlikely to block a $735 million sale of smart-bomb guidance systems for Israel amid the ongoing conflict with Gaza as a Thursday deadline approaches, Al-Monitor has learned.

The administration of President Joe Biden recently signed off on a request by Boeing to supply Israel with Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kits, The Washington Post first reported on Monday. Two congressional aides familiar with the matter confirmed to Al-Monitor details of the sale proposal.

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